We live in a world where justice seems to no to be longer determined by facts, but rather by social and political imperatives. In a culture dominated by trends of intersectionality and critical race theory, Zionism and Zionists are often placed on the wrong side of social justice, despite sincere outreach by pro-Israel activists. This course delves into the meaning and history of these trends and their impact on the current political climate. We’ll explore whether one can be anti-Israel without being anti-Semitic, the future of bipartisan support for Israel, and why students active on behalf of the Jewish state are often shunned by the social justice movement. Ultimately, we’ll determine together how Jews can and should respond to this cultural and political climate.
Dates: Oct 28, Nov 11, Nov 18, Dec 9, Dec 16, Dec 30
Dr. Sharon Goldman
Dr. Sharon Goldman is a Vice President at Bar-Ilan University. Prior to making aliyah in the summer of 2018, she worked for AIPAC for 12 years and was an assistant professor of political science. She has written and published on the topics of Zionism, intersectionality and activism in Commentary, the Forward, and the Times of Israel.